Expat in the City: An Interview with Omayma from Morocco
February • 8th, 2019
by the Expat in the City Team
Our Expat in the City today: Omayma
Who are you and where are you from? Since when are you in Munich? What do you do?
My name is Omayma El Alaoui Mrani, I am 32 and I come from Morocco. I grew up in a warm and a Mediterranean culture but decided to move in 2017 with my husband to Munich in search for a change and a new adventure. Our daughter was born in Munich and I am now working as a communication manager in Expat in the city.
"Expat in the city is a helpful friend in that lonely road"
In what way did Expat in the City connect and inspire you?
Being an Expat in a foreign country implies many challenges and struggles. Expat in the city is a helpful friend in that lonely road! It allowed me to be part of an amazing and strong network by getting and sharing advices with like-minded people.
What would your advice be to expats in Munich?
I would advise to keep contributing to the well-being of expats by understanding the impact of culture, hearing and connecting their communities in order to adapt and feel faster at home. It is also key to continue enlarging the network by bringing people together.
What does best define Munich for you?
A family friendly and a secure city! The green city surprised me with its quality of life and the many activities available. I was also able to witness and confirm the reputation of the city as a big village, in a sense that it offers everything a big city does without the negative stress that often goes with it.
Places or things you love in Munich?
Learning about the culture, places and lifestyle excites me on a daily basis. There is a large international community in Munich and there are a lot of activities taking place in English which is a great when you are just starting to learn German. My favorite place here is the Englisher Garten, so inspiring!
Thank you for your time, Omayma!